Commercial Laundry Trends

Commercial Laundry Trends

Kline published the second edition of Laundry Chemical Products USA.: Market Analysis and Opportunities recently, and the report contains a wealth of information on market sales, growth, forecasts, and insights from more than 500 structured surveys of professional end-use decision makers.

Commercial laundries were asked the importance of various emerging trends, and 55% rated energy saving/conservation as very important. Continue reading

Natural Otcs

Consumer Trends and Growth Potential of Natural OTCs

The market for natural OTC products continues to see double-digit year-over-year sales growth, while the traditional OTC market struggles with only 2%-3% growth each year. Kline defines natural OTCs as drug-free, non-monograph products that may contain natural, plant, or herb-based ingredients. Natural OTCs can be homeopathic products and often make claims of support, prevention, maintenance and/or treatment of minor ailments. What seems to work for natural OTCs is honesty and transparency of ingredients. Millennials are driving demand for natural OTC products that have natural ingredients and help treat minor ailments without harmful ingredients or unwanted side effects. Millennials are also becoming parents and are also demanding natural products for their children.

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Market Analysis and Opportunities

Upcoming Webinar: Global Marine Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities

The global shipping industry faces a period of immense economic and technological challenges. The industry continues to suffer from overcapacity and poor profitability. At the same time, emission limits are set to tighten in the coming years. Engine OEMs, ship owners, oil refiners, and bunker fuel suppliers all face difficult strategic decisions for complying with the new emission regulations while enhancing profitability.

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Ingredients: 2017/2018 highlights

Ingredients: 2017/2018 highlights

This interview was originally published in Expression Cosmétique Guide des Ingrédients Cosmétiques 2018, p.28-30, www.editionsbgm.fr

The cosmetics industry and its upstream players are moving on with their transformation. Nikola Matic, Head of the Chemicals & Materials Department for Kline & Company, shares with us the main changes in the industry and the future trends.

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Energy conservation and effluent management systems prevalent among commercial laundries

Energy conservation and effluent management systems prevalent among commercial laundries

Kline’s latest I&I cleaning study, Laundry Chemical Products U.S.A.: Market Analysis and Opportunities, was published in September and contains a wealth of information on market sales, growth, forecasts, and insights from more than 500 structured surveys of professional end-use decision makers.

Commercial laundries were asked the importance of various emerging trends, and 55% rated energy saving/conservation as very important. Washing machine servicing is very important to 47% of commercial laundries.  New sources of revenue from more rental activity is rated third, with 45% giving it very important ratings. Cold water washing is aligned with energy savings and is rated fourth in importance.Continue reading

Innovation in cleaning chemicals and cloth products at the ISSA Show in Dallas

Innovation in cleaning chemicals and cloth products at the ISSA Show in Dallas

The annual ISSA Show in Dallas featured hundreds of exhibitors displaying their latest innovations, including cleaning chemicals, green cleaning products, dry wipers, wet wipes, machinery, floor pads, and dispensers. Rubbermaid was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Brute trash can, and several large CPG companies expanded their professional offerings. For example, SC Johnson has fully incorporated Deb hand care into its professional cleaning offerings, and Henkel’s commercial cleaning line has been expanded and now includes the Sun, All, and Snuggle brands acquired from Sun Chemicals. Hydro Systems displayed their latest innovations in chemical dispensing systems, and Cascades PRO also displayed it New Era of Clean Tandem professional paper dispensers. Continue reading

Spotlight on Fast-Growing Irwin Naturals Sales Up 440.0% Since 2016

Spotlight on Fast-Growing Irwin Naturals Sales Up 440.0% Since 2016

Kline will be publishing the 3rd edition of its Natural OTCs: Impact of Non-Drug Products on the U.S. OTC Market study later this month. One of the fastest-growing companies that emerged from the research is Irwin Naturals, based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1994, Irwin Naturals is a producer of soft gel-based herbal formulas sold in more than 90,000 retail outlets and online. The company markets a series of targeted herbal formulas in different lines for men, women, weight management, performance, and joint, heart, brain, and mood and energy support.

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Opportunities in Lubricants: North America

Webinar – Opportunities in Lubricants: North America

Join Sushmita Dutta, Project Manager in Kline’s Energy/Petroleum Practice, who will provide attendees with the following insights:

  • The current commercial lubricant market in North America and an outlook to 2022
  • The competitive landscape
  • Key market drivers and restraints

If you are interested in joining us for this webinar, please register by Tuesday, September 11.

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Or read more about our latest report Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis

Johnson & Johnson’s Acquisition of Zarbee’s Naturals Latest Example of Large OTC Players Seeking Growth from Natural OTCs

Johnson & Johnson’s Acquisition of Zarbee’s Naturals Latest Example of Large OTC Players Seeking Growth from Natural OTCs

At the end of July 2018, Johnson & Johnson announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Zarbee’s Naturals for an undisclosed sum. Zarbee’s is a privately-held company that was started by pediatrician Dr. Zak Zarbock in 2008 with the mission of creating naturally sourced cough, cold, and immunity products for children and adults. Zarbee’s first product was a honey-based kids’ cough syrup made with vitamin C and zinc and free of alcohol, drugs, and artificial flavors. Over the last decade, Zarbee’s Naturals has grown into a broad-based health and wellness brand. This brand and others like it have disrupted the cough and cold category, where traditional marketers are struggling to see real sales growth.

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